@TerryInIowa: Riley talked about it early in the season, saying Nebraska is using the swinging gate in large part because so many other teams use it. Consequently, the Huskers were spending a lot of time practicing against it.
@SteveNU1964: If Nebraska gets close to full strength, and plays well, I think it could give Ohio State a serious test. Nebraska-Wisconsin looks like a toss-up, if the Huskers can get some key players healthy.
@Steve: I have great admiration for Solich as a head coach. But Frank is 72. That would be a tough sell to the Boilermaker fan base. Plus, I think Frank is very happy at Ohio.
@Zadi: I talked to Ross Els yesterday. He said there's a phenomenal group of young men in that program from a character standpoint. I'm guessing they will rise to the occasion.
@Tim: I saw Indiana defenders far outnumber Nebraska's blockers. Perhaps the Huskers should've burned a timeout to get everyone on the same page, because they clearly weren't on the same page.
@mbmotorspt: Nebraska was called for nine penalties, and Indiana one. That immediately raises eyebrows.
@Steve: I appreciate the feedback. It's interesting to me because I liked that column.
@Ricky: OK, let's hear it.
@JimNE: I did not know that. But I would have to look at the dynamics of each situation. For instance, isn't it possible he left jobs on his own accord?
@Zadi: Yes, it can be rough. Lots of Nebraska fans watching Scott. I'm hoping he has great success.
@SteveNU1964: If Nebraska is able to manage a comfortable lead, then yes, absolutely, resting Armstrong would seem like a great idea.
@John: I'm more concerned about the ankle injuries to Gates and Knevel than anything in regard to the line.
@Patrick: I don't think so.
@TerryInIowa: I think Kirk Herbstreit, when asked if he thinks Nebraska is a genuine top-10 team, simply should say he doesn't think so. I would think most Husker fans would react better to that than they did to his sarcasm, which didn't seem professional, especially in that sort of forum.
@Steve: Based on Mike Riley's comments today, yes, I think he would be fine with burning a timeout. He noted that if the blocked punt would've ended up as a touchdown for Indiana, the Hoosiers would've won the game.
@Tim: It's surprisingly casual. You could show up in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, and they would seat you. You see all sorts of attire. I'm not sure exactly what would get rejected. But I wouldn't try shorts and flip flops.
@Tim: Riley's comments today lead one to believe Westerkamp will be ready for Wisconsin. Riley said Westerkamp is questionable for this week. That doesn't sound all that ominous to me, at least not as ominous as your question.
@Steve: That would be a very close race. Glad you brought up the topic. Lord never missed even a practice during his four years in the program. Think about that for a second. Neither illness nor injury kept him out. Armstrong is also as tough as they come. I was always disappointed, even angry, when "fans" disparaged Lord. I feel the same when "fans" disparage Armstrong.
@Tim: Ominous plays well in the media, especially among weather people.
@Steve: I've said it before: Nebraska at Wisconsin looks like a toss-up game to me.